Wildflowers, lush woods, and Potomac River views make for an unforgettable hike. 

Park in the lot on MacArthur Blvd. (see map) to access the trailhead. Trail is well-defined but little-traveled. You may want to bring a field guide for identifying wildflowers and the critters of the region. 

Photos: brown pau, Fritz Flohr Reynolds, Alice Crain

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Snack
  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Layers
  • Camera
  • Field Guide
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RT Distance 2.7 Miles
Elevation Gain 68 Feet
Activities Running, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

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Wonderful Views

Rather easy, with wonderful views on the Potomac, even at high temperatures nice, because shady.

Less Crowds

While not as grand and less exciting of a hike than section A, this hike does offer some pretty spectacular views of the river, some neat rocks to scramble, and has significantly less crowds than the more popular section A.


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